September 12, 2017

 

Estonian fish exporters aim to double shipments to Japan

 

 

Estonian fish exporters aim to double their sales to Japan in 2017 from this year's exports, which are estimated to reach €3.5 million.

 

Valdur Noormägi, manager of the Estonian Association of Fishery, said this on the first day of a fish fair in Tokyo, Japan, adding "interest in Estonian fish products is absolutely there", The Fish Site reported.

 

Mr Noormägi said the Estonian fish products being sold in the Japanese market include sprats in oil, sprats in tomato sauce, salmon (http://) products and smoked eel fillets.

 

The association, meanwhile, is helping local fish processor Avektra OÜ--one of the largest companies in the Estonian fish processing industry--find non-EU markets for its range of salmon and trout products, which have already found their way to the German, Swedish, Danish and other EU markets, as well as to Ukraine, Belarus and other former Soviet Union countries.

 

The Estonian Association of Fishery currently has more than 30 member entities including Arso EE As, Avektra OÜ, Freshrex Group OÜ, Interfish Balti AS, Kajax Fishexport AS and Saare Fishexport OU.